2012 Premier League speedway season

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2012 Premier League speedway season
LeaguePremier League
Season2012
ChampionsScunthorpe Scorpions
Knockout CupNewcastle Diamonds
Division/s above2012 Elite League
Division/s below2012 National League


The 2012 Premier League season was the second tier/division of British speedway.[1]

Summary[edit]

The season took place between March and October 2012. The Glasgow Tigers were the defending champions after winning in 2011. Scunthorpe Scorpions won the league after beating Somerset Rebels in the play-offs by one point in the Grand Final.[2] [3]

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team P 3w 2w D L 4w 3w D 1L L F A Pts
1 Newcastle Diamonds 24 11 1 0 0 1 1 1 7 2 1179 1019 51
2 Scunthorpe Scorpions 24 10 2 0 0 2 1 1 3 5 1151 1043 50
3 Somerset Rebels 24 9 3 0 0 1 2 1 3 5 1170 1027 48
4 Workington Comets 24 9 3 0 0 1 1 2 2 6 1142 1045 46
5 Edinburgh Monarchs 24 10 1 0 1 1 1 0 2 8 1133 1066 41
6 Leicester Lions 24 7 5 0 0 0 3 0 1 8 1079 1128 41
7 Ipswich Witches 24 6 3 0 3 1 1 0 4 6 1088 1080 35
8 Glasgow Tigers 24 8 0 3 1 0 1 0 1 10 1031 1132 31
9 Redcar Bears 24 5 2 2 3 1 1 0 2 8 1078 1107 30
10 Berwick Bandits 24 6 2 0 4 1 0 0 2 9 1045 1156 28
11 Rye House Rockets 24 6 2 0 4 0 1 1 0 10 1065 1133 27
12 Sheffield Tigers 24 6 2 0 4 0 1 0 1 10 1052 1161 26
13 Plymouth Devils 24 6 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 12 1048 1164 23

Play Offs[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Pos Team P 3w 2w D L 4w 3w D 1L L F A Pts
1 Scunthorpe Scorpions 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 202 160 7
2 Workington Comets 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 124 145 5
3 Edinburgh Monarchs 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 126 147 3

Group 2[edit]

Pos Team P 3w 2w D L 4w 3w D 1L L F A Pts
1 Somerset Rebels 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 193 172 8
2 Newcastle Diamonds 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 179 186 5
3 Leicester Lions 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 176 190 5

Scoring[edit]

  • Home draw = 1 point
  • Home win by any amount of points = 3
  • Away loss by 6 points or less = 1
  • Away draw = 2
  • Away win by between 1 and 6 points = 3
  • Away win by 7 points or more = 4

Play Off Grand Final[edit]

Team One Team Two First Leg Second Leg Aggregate
Somerset Scunthorpe 49-44 42-48 91-92

Final Leading averages[edit]

[4]

Rider Team Average
England Ben Barker Plymouth 9.83
Denmark Charlie Gjedde Rye House 9.22
England Joe Screen Glasgow 9.18
Australia Jason Doyle Somerset 9.17
England Ricky Ashworth Berwick 8.84
United States Ryan Fisher Plymouth 8.78
England Richard Lawson Workington 8.64
England Chris Neath Rye House 8.61
England Craig Cook Edinburgh 8.50
Finland Kauko Nieminen Leicester 8.18

Premier League Knockout Cup[edit]

The 2012 Premier League Knockout Cup was the 45th edition of the Knockout Cup for tier two teams. Newcastle Diamonds were the winners of the competition.[5]

First Round[edit]

Date Team One Score Team Two
25/05 Edinburgh 59-31 Rye House
27/05 Glasgow 54-36 Plymouth
24/05 Ipswich 48-42 Somerset
28/05 Newcastle 58-32 Redcar
18/05 Plymouth 52-38 Glasgow
24/05 Redcar 49-41 Newcastle
26/05 Rye House 49-41 Edinburgh
18/05 Scunthorpe 44-46 Workington
01/06 Somerset 47-43 Ipswich
19/05 Workington 48-42 Scunthorpe

Quarter Finals[edit]

Date Team One Score Team Two
19/08 Leicester 54-42 Workington
22/07 Workington 54-36 Leicester
06/07 Edinburgh 52-38 Glasgow
01/07 Newcastle 62-28 Sheffield
01/07 Glasgow 44-46 Edinburgh
30/06 Berwick 34-56 Ipswich
28/06 Sheffield 58-32 Newcastle
28/06 Ipswich 48-42 Berwick

Semi Finals[edit]

Date Team One Score Team Two
20/10 Workington 51-39 Newcastle
14/10 Newcastle 54-36 Workington
12/10 Edinburgh 52-37 Ipswich
04/10 Ipswich 55-35 Edinburgh

Final[edit]

Date Team One Score Team Two
27/10 Ipswich 42-48 Newcastle
28/10 Newcastle 58-32 Ipswich

See also[edit]

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Table". Speedway GB.
  2. ^ "Play off tables". Speedway GB.
  3. ^ "Grand Final". Speedway GB.
  4. ^ "Greensheet Averages" (PDF). Speedway GB.
  5. ^ "2012 Premier League Knockout Cup". Speedway archive.